22 November 2009
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 =========================================================================== AUSCERT Security Bulletin ASB-2009.1134.2 A vulnerability has been identifed in libexif prior to version 0.6.19 23 November 2009 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: libexif Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX) Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction Resolution: Patch/Upgrade CVE Names: CVE-2009-3895 Member content until: Wednesday, December 16 2009 Revision History: November 23 2009: Added CVE Reference November 16 2009: Initial Release OVERVIEW A vulnerability has been identifed in libexif prior to version 0.6.19. IMPACT This vulnerability could be exploited to cause a denial of service, a result of a "...heap buffer overflow during tag format conversion".  MITIGATION Updating to the latest version of libexif can correct this vulnerability and can be downloaded from SourceForge.  REFERENCES  SourceForge.net Repository http://libexif.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/libexif/libexif/NEWS?view=markup&pathrev=libexif-0_6_19-release  Browse EXIF Tag Parsing Library Files on SourceForge.net http://sourceforge.net/projects/libexif/files/ AusCERT has made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this document is accurate. However, the decision to use the information described is the responsibility of each user or organisation. The decision to follow or act on information or advice contained in this security bulletin is the responsibility of each user or organisation, and should be considered in accordance with your organisation's site policies and procedures. AusCERT takes no responsibility for consequences which may arise from following or acting on information or advice contained in this security bulletin. If you believe that your computer system has been compromised or attacked in any way, we encourage you to let us know by completing the secure National IT Incident Reporting Form at: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=3192 =========================================================================== Australian Computer Emergency Response Team The University of Queensland Brisbane Qld 4072 Internet Email: email@example.com Facsimile: (07) 3365 7031 Telephone: (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417) AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours which are GMT+10:00 (AEST). On call after hours for member emergencies only. =========================================================================== -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Comment: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=1967 iD8DBQFLCdRhNVH5XJJInbgRAqLIAJ9Zh9vN6y2sHuMhiVCAy2SLdAurNACcD6j8 wJ0XPMdafLAnBcYYBVhLre0= =qmLI -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----